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Game On! Group Mentoring

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Eat Smart, Play Smart, Live Smart
In areas of gender and education research, key findings state that male adolescents frequently struggle with issues of body image, low levels of physical activity, and unhealthy eating practices. Sound familiar?

Boys and young men today go through much the same turmoil growing up as most of us did in our day. The journey to adulthood is never an easy one, but it can be smoothed out with the guidance and support of a mentor who cares and understands. More importantly, mentoring can help cement an active, healthy lifestyle that nourishes self-esteem and confidence.

Game On!

Eat smart - play smart - live smart

Game On! is a group mentoring program that provides boys ages 8 - 14 (age requirement may vary depending on location of program) with information and support to make informed choices about a range of healthy lifestyle practices. Through non-traditional physical activities complemented with healthy eating support, participants are engaged in life skills, communication, and emotional health discussions designed to engage participants in the pursuit of life-long healthy lifestyles.

Game On! includes eight, 2-hour core sessions which include four extension modules that capture potential issues and topics specific to various locales, and the interests of the mentors and participants.

The program strives to do the following:

  • Through the lens of healthy living, openly discuss current and pressing issues facing boys and young men
  • Build appreciation for the benefits of healthy eating habits
  • Promote physical exercise through the use of non-traditional activities
  • Instill respect for socio-economic, ethno-cultural, and racial diversity
  • Encourage leadership skills and independent thinking
  • Have mentors make a difference while having fun

This program is available in partnership with our agency and the City and Township of Langley at various community recreation centres.

 

See if Game On is coming to a recreation centre near you!

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If you would like to learn more about becoming a mentor or donating to the Game On Mentoring program, we welcome your questions. You can apply now or contact us.

Still not sure mentoring is right for you? Try our Online Orientation!

 

Our group programs are made possible with funding provided by:

United Way LM Vert Transparent     Canada Post Community Foundation
       
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Our Next Event
BURGER & BREW PUB NIGHT - September 27

You're invited to a Burger & Brew Pub Night at Townhall Public House in Langley (#101 - 19640 64 Avenue). Tickets are just $20 and all proceeds go to our agency's mentoring programs. Buy your tickets online here, or purchase at the door on the night of the event!